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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The 46 DOE BES Energy Frontiers Research Centers

Anonymous said...

The 46 DOE BES Energy Frontiers Research Centers were announced and LLNL did not get funding for their proposed center to study materials for nuclear reactors (special focus on LIFE reactor materials). In fact, all the other national labs got multiple centers funded at several million dollars per year. LLNL is a minor participant on three centers, but does not lead any. For example, LANL and Sandia are each involved in 14 of the centers.

April 28, 2009 9:20 PM

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

LLNL gave up on reactors decades ago; not as fancy as MFE or ICF. About 10 years ago it tried to get into the mix with the other labs, which had kept active in reactor issues. Not a surprise it has not broken back into the field and never will.

Anonymous said...

LIFE ends up being death for the lab. Nobody takes it seriously.

Anonymous said...

We need to quit developing a technology and then trying to find a need for it. LIFE has no life.

Anonymous said...

We need to quit developing a technology and then trying to find a need...Not saying this is easy, but actually Silicon Valley has had more than one success that way. But you need really good marketing people to pull it off.

Anonymous said...

Last year I took a potential submission for a fuel cell design to Wayne King and was told that there would be no applications to BES in the foreseeable future. Well it'll now get researched elsewhere. Is Wayne King elsewhere yet??

Anonymous said...

There is very little innovation going on at LLNL. Most of the stuff I have seen people try to start got stopped, delayed, taxed out of existence. The ideas are there, I hear them from people all the time. But if it doesn't come from a managers mouth, or the manager can't somehow take it as their own, they will stop it. Or if a manager supports it, the next 8 layers will stop it.

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